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Looking for information on manufacture date and approx. value. It's a bit rusty, but it's in one piece. 4" barrel, serial number 13574.
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There is a possibility that the serial number under the left grip is different (a letter prefix), if so please provide a picture of that. This will explain it:
 

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You have an Iver Johnson 3rd Model 2nd Variation Hammerless Safety Automatic manufactured in 1921. There should be an I prefix under the left grip. The patent stamp on the butt was used on the 2nd Variations. The serial number you provided would have fallen under a 1st Variation which had a B prefix which had a different patent stamp on the butt.

It is chambered in .32 S&W and is considered a smokeless frame and should be safe for modern smokeless ammunition once you have it checked out by a competent gunsmith.
 

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You have an Iver Johnson 3rd Model 2nd Variation Hammerless Safety Automatic manufactured in 1921. There should be an I prefix under the left grip. The patent stamp on the butt was used on the 2nd Variations. The serial number you provided would have fallen under a 1st Variation which had a B prefix which had a different patent stamp on the butt.

It is chambered in .32 S&W and is considered a smokeless frame and should be safe for modern smokeless ammunition once you have it checked out by a competent gunsmith.
Thank you, you were correct about the serial number. Just curious about the value, I know it isn't worth a lot especially in this condition.
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I would put value around $175 maybe a little more to the right buyer. Its a 3rd Model and able to handle smokeless loads, so that increases the desirability.
 

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Thank you sir. For that amount it will probably wind up as a decoration in my basement bar. Appreciate the info!

I also have a Colt 1903 pocket hammerless, I believe it was also manufactured in 1921. It's in decent shape. I plan on cleaning it up and taking it to the range someday, very cool old pistol!
 
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